Groundwater Opportunities and Conflicts in the 21st Century: Economy to Ecology
October 1-2, 2012, 8am – 4:30pm
October 3, 2012 Field Trip
Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
Groundwater and Energy Production Session
Bruce Hicks – Assistant Director, Oil and Gas Division, North Dakota Dept. of Mineral Resources
Overview of the Bakken Shale development with emphasis on hydraulic fracturing and wastewater treatment and disposal
Tony Runkel – Chief Geologist, Minnesota Geological Survey
Silica sand mining in the midcontinent region: Why here, what does the “boom” look like, and what are the concerns?
Dan Masterpole – Chippewa Co Dept of Land Conservation & Forest Mngt.
Overview of Chippewa County Groundwater Study To Evaluate The Impacts of Non-Metallic Mining And Irrigated Agriculture in Western Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Jeffrey A. Green – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Results and Recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Study on Limestone Quarry Impacts on Groundwater Systems and its Applicability for Frac Sand Mining